Monday, May 20, 2019

My Other Creations: Dylusions Pocket Insert Revamp using Dina Wakley's Scribbled Silhouettes Stamp

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is to use stencils.  What a fabulous challenge!  I do love me some stencils.  I decided to cut a Dylusions Pocket Insert in half and decorate both halves using some of my favorite stencils and stamps.

I started out with a Dylusions Pocket Insert folder that I cut in half horizontally.

Then I got to work with my stenciling.  I stenciled white paint onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper and used AALL & Create's 28 stencil.  When that dried, I laid the paper face-down on some inky "water puddles" I'd made with Distress Stain.  Then I sprinkled on lots of different colors of Infusions color stain and spritzed it with more water.

While that was drying, I decorated the covers of my Dylusions folders with paint and did some stamping.  Then I cut my stenciled page into smaller sections.

I whipped out the sewing machine and sewed the panels onto the front of my folders.

After that, it was just a matter of sticking on some die-cut shapes (like Tim Holtz's Crochet thinlits) and doing some stamping (Dina Wakley's Scribbled Silhouettes).  I also added more stenciling with Altenew's halftone stencil.


Apparently I was feeling weary and old when I made these because one folder has a "She was tired" sentiment on it and the other folder has "going gray" pasted near the silhouette's head.



I did enjoy making these projects and these are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


Can't wait to see how you run with stencils this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Monday, May 13, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Tea Bag Bookmarks using Inky Antics' Library Love Stamp Set

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "Happy Hour."  I'm not a drinker, but happy hour to me means curling up with a good book and sipping on some hot chocolate, herbal tea or apple cider.  With that as my inspiration, I made these tea bag bookmarks.

I started by cutting some tea bags and shaking out the tea.  Then I shook on some Infusions color stain and spritzed them with water.

While those were drying, I stamped and cut out four library due date cards using Inky Antics' Library Love stamp set.  I designed this set and one thing that was important to me (an eternal librarian) was that the stamp was the real-life size of a paper library due date slip.

Next I stamped my cards with Dina Wakley circles, then filled them in with white acrylic paint.

I colored my circles in with different colors of acrylic paint.

While that dried, I stamped, fussy-cut and painted in some twig sprigs stamped with Inky Antics' Branching Out set.

I stenciled in some polka dots and painted them in various colors.  Then I stapled the tea bags onto my due date cards.

I also decorated the tags on my tea bags with polka dot patterned paper, more stamping and some acrylic paint.

The tea bags were a little more vibrant than I had anticipated, so I added a bit of white to them and stuck on some Tim Holtz Washi tape.

I stamped and fussy-cut some "Carpe Librum" sentiments and stamped some scallop borders at the bottom.  I put some patterned paper onto some of the scallop ridges and outlined the bookmarks with black Sharpie.



I glued the tea bag tags onto some of these bookmarks and left them dangling on others for some variety.

And here they all are together:

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


I look forward to your interpretation of "Happy Hour"!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!